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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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BMW updates 7 Series PHEV

Some new tidbits have just come around the recently update plug in hybrid 7 series. The 745e has not only been given some extra power under the hood (394hp) but it also gets more pure electric range. They estimate it will be capable of 34-36 miles under the WLTP and combined fuel consumption is between 123-141mpg. For the first time it also comes with the standard 8spd Steptronic Sport transmission. https://evfleetworld.co.uk/bmw-7-ser...d-performance/
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Great feat to finally get these big sedans within a mileage range that's inline with smaller vehicles.
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Looks like the new model also has a higher top speed in pure electric models, with the top speed maxing out at 87mph. I like the idea of the new charging station forecast and I think that should become standard equipment. Knowing how many empty slots there are at a given location could save you valuable time.
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Looks like the new model also has a higher top speed in pure electric models, with the top speed maxing out at 87mph. I like the idea of the new charging station forecast and I think that should become standard equipment. Knowing how many empty slots there are at a given location could save you valuable time.
I agree.
It was one of my biggest concerns with Tesla's that get beaten on races longer than a 1/4 mile. Eventually people will be tracking these and having performance that's better than ICE engines in every way is the ONLY way to convince the masses.
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We are a long way off from having trackable electric cars. Even in motorsports, there has yet to be a performance EV that can properly regulate the battery temperature for longer runs. Going to have to wait on the next evolution in thermal management, whatever that may be.
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